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The Retirement Promise Is Broken

Today, more than a century after German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck established the first government-administered pension system, we find ourselves …

Retirement

5 Easy Vegan Dinners That Are Perfect for Fall

Following my first round of Whole30 earlier this year, I challenged myself on several more occasions to go dairy-free for a while. Now, I love a good …

Finland figured out the secrets to designing perfect schools — and the US can never replicate them

But one that it can't replicate — due to old-school mindsets about what education is supposed to look like — is how Finland designs its schools.<p>Finnish schools are increasingly adopting the mindset that flexible, open learning spaces are better than walled-off classrooms, and that mixing students …

Education

5 Design Apps to Help You Plan Home Renovations

If you are tired of the outdated look in your home, you do not need to buy a new home or move to another house. You can remodel your house and give …

You can use your own iPhone to get Virgin's $1-a-year plan

Looks like Virgin Mobile is on a mission to sign up as many iPhone users as it can. The carrier has just announced that you can now bring your own iPhone and enjoy its $1-a-year subscription offer. When the company began exclusively catering to iPhone users in June, it only offered that deal to a …

3 Facts That Prove the Reality of White Supremacy

When I was 16 years old, my entire family thought my little sister was going crazy (and by “sister” I mean my cousin who lived with us because black …

Israel jails 19-year old woman for refusing military service

A 19-year old woman has been jailed by the Israeli authorities for refusing to be conscripted into the Israel Defence Force.<p>Noa Gur Golan is currently being held in a military prison near Haifa, having been detained for more than 30 days.<p>She is being held in a room with nine other women and is only …

A push to recognize founder of Baltimore's historic Wilson Park

Mabel O. Smith has spent decades preserving the memory of a man whose name most people in Baltimore wouldn’t recognize, though he played a …

Black students gather to celebrate their Harvard graduation

CAMBRIDGE — In his first year at Harvard, Duwain Pinder recalled listening as a professor struggled to explain why the officer who shot Michael …

5th-Grader 'Sold' In Mock Slave Auction At New Jersey School

"There was a sale of a black child by white children in the classroom," a parent says. "I'm disgusted."<p>A New Jersey school is coming under fire after an elementary school class held a mock slave auction.<p>Fifth-graders at Jefferson School in Maplewood held the mock auction while under the supervision …

Are gains in black homeownership history?

Gains in black homeownership have been hard won, yet lately black homeownership rates have declined to levels not seen since the 1960s.

Home Ownership

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

Personal Finance

Which foods can improve your gut bacteria?

<b>Can what you eat change the bacteria in your gut for the better? Dr Michael Mosley has been finding out which foods and drinks can make the most difference.</b><p>The gut microbiome - the diverse community of bacteria that inhabits our intestines - is a hot topic in science right now.<p>Almost every day we …

Wellness

Nigerian girl becomes the first black female president of HLR at Harvard Law School

Home News Nigerian girl becomes the first black female president of HLR at Harvard Law School<p>Chidinma Nwankwor<p>05:37:00<p>Imelme Umana, HLS ’18, has …

Here's how much debt the US government added under President Obama

Based on quarterly data released by the US Treasury, the debt at the end of 2008 — just before Obama took office — stood at roughly $10,699,805,000,000.<p>As of the third quarter of 2016, the most recent data available, the debt as Obama is set to leave office stood at $19,573,445,000,000.<p>Based on the …

Obama Administration

Black Leaders Worry They Won’t Have A Seat At The Table

Civil rights organizations are trying to advance agendas that are in some cases squarely opposed to Donald Trump’s stated policy priorities. After years of White House access, established organizations and prominent activists are grappling with the next move.<p>Three months after the National Urban …

37 percent of people in N.J. are among the working poor, study says

Charlene O'Brien doesn't want help.<p>The 38-year-old single mother of two has built her life on being a strong, independent woman. The Hardyston …

Shots Shots Shots: Follow These Top Mixologists on Instagram for Better Cocktail Pics

<i>Scrolling through your Instagram feed can make you thirsty. That’s because mixologists have flocked to the photo sharing service since it debuted in</i> …

The Budgeting Methods Smart Finance Bloggers Swear By

Maintaining a budget is one of those things everyone knows they have to do, but not everyone actually understands how to do it (or rather, how to do …

Personal Finance

11 Healthy Food Trends You Need To Know In 2017

It’s been a big year for some…interesting food trends. Our Instagram feeds saw an endless scroll of avocado roses, rainbow bagels, and ridiculous …

7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got …

These tools can help you figure out when to start taking Social Security

If you’re like many people, you want Uncle Sam to tell you the best age to claim Social Security.<p>Well, that’s just not going to happen.<p>Yes, the …

GOP on taxes: Cut rates, brackets but what about the deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system next year, a heavy political lift that could …

Income Tax

The World’s Largest Hedge Fund Is Building an Algorithmic Model From its Employees’ Brains

Bridgewater wants day-to-day management—hiring, firing, decision-making—to be guided by software that doles out instructions<p>Deep inside Bridgewater Associates LP, the world’s largest hedge-fund firm, software engineers are at work on a secret project that founder Ray Dalio has sometimes called “The …

Hedge Funds

The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy

The main source of meaning in American life is a meritocratic competition that makes those who struggle feel inferior.<p>What is happening to America’s white working class?<p>The group’s important, and perhaps decisive, role in this year’s presidential election sparked a slew of commentary focused on, on …

Open-Mindedness

Global Economy Yearahead: Investor optimism, global economic reality may clash in 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors sound optimistic about a breakout for the world economy next year, but for all the talk of huge tax cuts from the incoming U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, the economic outlook looks similar to 2016: uneven and unspectacular.<p>A customer checks his U.S. dollar notes in a …

19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants

All living houseplants require some light, but some grow very well with very little. Our homes and offices can benefit greatly by having living …

Plants

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

Employment